Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Update

As usually and repetitive, it was a busy week followed up by a busy day! Maddie had dress rehearsal today. It started at 9 so I dropped her off so I could run to church (mommies werent allowed to stay) and then left church early. After they were done, all the moms had fun plans for our little Rising Stars! We took them to a paint place where they picked their of crafts to paint! We were excited to get the girls together so they could just be silly and hang out and get to know each other better while having a blast! It was also really fun for us moms to get to know each other better. I didnt know a couple of them very well but after chatting for a few hours I really enjoy all of them!! They are all super sweet... no crazy dance moms in our bunch!
The girls had a blast and we were excited to give them a few good luck gifts for their upcoming comp season!
Malia wore this outfit yesterday but put it back on when she got home from church I guess.. she looks like a 80's baby.. all she needs is some puffy bangs! But I really love the pants!
Kaden has been working on a school project.. this is Ares, God of War (incase you couldnt tell)

This charm has all sorts of good luck for her to keep on her bag! She also got some good luck socks, necklace and a dance band!

These silly girls get along so well!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Korean New Year

This week was Seollal or the Korean New Year! They dress up and get together with family and have a big celebration. They dont dress up in their Hanboks as much as they use to but some families still do. Ive wanted to have a session with Malia in her Hanbok for a long time but always forget or put it off and now over 3 years after she first wore it for her 1st Birthday party we finally did it! After seeing Rory's photos I knew I just needed to get it done.
Problem is that its not exactly pretty outside right now and most days are to cold!! But we had a break in the weather yesterday so we pulled it out and rushed to the park. It wasnt as shady or pretty as I was hoping but we had fun and I really love a few of these shots.. and some of them just crack me up!

She kept putting her arms out like this.. I think she thought those sleeves were wings!

LOVE her eyes

And this is what you get if you try to make her look and smile ha!

Gotta love her mischievous grin!

She was really loved the wind! And I was loving her giggle!

Two of my faves!

So hard to look towards the sun mom!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Update

Its that time of year where the weeks fly bye and at the end of the week I wonder how we got everyone to there destinations, school work done, and kept our sanity!
Dance is keeping Maddie very busy as they prepare for upcoming competitions, conventions and even a fashion show!
Kaden has baseball practice a few times a night along with some weight lifting after school when our schedules allow it. It seems like there are numerous things on the calendar every day and when I lay down to sleep I have to do some mathematical equations to figure out how to fit it all in! But I love seeing the kids happy doing all the things they love and Malia loves her dance classes too. We are wanting to get her going on swim lessons.. as soon as these next couple of months slow down!

Today Maddie had hair and makeup lessons and rehearsal at her studio so we missed church but Rich took Malia and Kaden. When we all were home together the kids enjoyed some outside time but it got pretty chilly so Malia came in for some cuddle time! She has been doing a little more cuddling with me lately and I cherish the moments!

3rd Grade Showcase

Maddie had her 3rd grade showcase on Thursday! She has been so excited about it for a couple of weeks now. She has practiced the songs and was so so excited to get to play the recorder, with a little nervousness in there too.
She did great, she smiled the whole time and played her recorder and other instrument great! I cant believe its already showcase time, that means its almost the end of the year.. I mean really the time just flies and shes going to be a 4th grader before I know it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Malias many faces

Malia gets a treat every time she has a good violin practice.. which really isnt necessary because she loves to practice but I started it the first time and she remembers! So the other day we made some cookies and she got one after her practice. I thought it would be a great time to test out my new lens indoors!! At first she thought she needed to smile for me, so I told her to just eat her cookie.. so she did!

After a very large bite that made her giggle..
This girl gets very focused on whatever she does, including eating a cookie!
And I love this picture, she looks kinda sad but she wasnt obviously! Just really focused on that cookie!Last bite pleasure smile! lol love love this girl!

Happy 14th to us!!

Fourteen years is almost half my life, so I can happily say that for half of my life I have been married to the best husband!! On Monday we celebrated 14 years of marriage, which for both of us is quite the feat because we both grew up in broken marriages and to have a happy, successful marriage took a lot of beating of odds.. and so to those odds I say SUCK IT!! HA
In 14 years we have fought hard for all 3 of our kids, Kaden was a turd and tried to come early many times and was a horrible pregnancy, I was warned not to ever get pregnant again but after really feeling like it would be ok and the God had given us the ok after looking into adoption Maddie was brought to us and then Malia was another gift from God where we literally had to fight with blood sweat and tears to bring her home.
We have laughed till we cried and cried till we laughed, we have fought just enough to let us know we are worth the fight. We have lived in 2 apartments and 4 homes. We have enough memories to keep us wanting to create more. I love this man with all that I have and I believe he feels the same.
I complain over small things and feel quite small when hearing what other women have to deal with when it comes to their hubbys. I know I am one lucky girl, I have a husband who makes sure he gets home in time for me to go to my dance or work out classes, he was always good about getting up with babies and was a diaper changing champ. He cleans the kitchen and does laundry when I need a little extra help. He spoils me rotten and has stuck with me through illness which to me was quite a big deal, he lets me squeeze his arm when he gives me my shots and doesnt even budge. And he is a good daddy to our babies. He sings to the girls at bed time and is the dad that says I love to you to our son and doesnt laugh if he needs to cry.
My friends, I hit the jack pot with my husband!!! I love you Rich, thanks for being all that I never knew I wanted!

Case in point, he spoiled me rotten, he got me this amazing camera/purse bag and I am in love with it! He also got me a new lens and a polar watch so that I can work out more efficiently!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Interesting week ~ Sunday Update

I love Sundays! I especially love a Sunday that church is in the morning so that we have the afternoon to be lazy and hang out! We spent a long time outside because it was such a gorgeous day, seriously the weather was a dream! And the view is amazing!
Rich, Kaden and I all had a little football fun while the girls did some jumping!
This week has been a roller coaster to say the least. But all is good thank goodness! Of course Maddies peanut butter scare is weighing heavily on my mind and Im really needing to find a good way to go about making changes with little info out there to help me.
Kaden started baseball this week which means we have busy busy schedules ahead, good thing he loves baseball because if he didnt I would have no problem letting this sport die.. just not a big fan of sitting around in the heat watching our team get creamed.. hopefully this year will be better though!
Malia is loving her violin, she has her rhythms down pretty good! I got a few pics of her practicing today but somehow deleted them :( But it was pretty cute because she is all of a sudden putting her pinky up like its tea time.. I think that might be the right way to hold it too lol! I need to get video off my phone and put it on here.. Ill try!

Yaa he can still jump over.. it is almost track time ya know!And this is a inside joke but look I have gel nails.. Im pretty excited about this!! Thanks for the hook up Becki!